Betsy Rawl’s Invitational preview: women’s golf

Shannon Smith

Following a 10th place finish in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Schooner Fall Classic, the women’s golf team will host its first home tournament of the season Sunday through Tuesday at the University of Texas Golf Club (72 par, 6,143 yards). 

This will mark the 41st anniversary of the Betsy Rawls Invitational, which honors the Texas alumna, a breast cancer survivor, who went on to win four U.S. Women’s Open titles and 55 LPGA Tour events in her Hall of Fame career.

Every team will be wear pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness on day two of the tournament.

The Longhorns will host 14 collegiate teams, of which only one — No. 16 University of Nevada, Las Vegas — is ranked in Golfweek’s Top 20. The Longhorns currently sit at No. 40.

Some Texas schools and Big 12 teams to be in attendance include Baylor, SMU, Iowa State and UTSA. 

Tee times for the outing start between 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. each day of the tournament.